Charles Yeager
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Charles Elwood Yeager (1923 - 2020)

Brig Gen Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager
Born in Myra, Lincoln, West Virginia, United Statesmap
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Brother of
Husband of — married 26 Feb 1945 (to 22 Dec 1990) [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Oct 2012 | Last significant change: 6 Jan 2021
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Charles Yeager has German Roots.
Charles Yeager is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Air Force June 1941-1975
Service in World War II, Vietnam. Retired as Brigadier General.

Charles "Chuck" Yeager was born on February 13, 1923, to farming parents Susie Mae and Albert Hal Yeager in Myra, West Virginia. He appeared on the census of 4 April 1930 in the home of his parents at Hamlin, Lincoln County, West Virginia.[1] The family was living in 1940 in Hamlin as well.[2] He graduated from high school in Hamlin, West Virginia, in June 1941. Yeager enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) on September 12, 1941, and became an aircraft mechanic at George Air Force Base, Victorville, California.[3]

On February 26, 1945, Yeager married Glennis Dickhouse, and the couple had four children. Glennis Yeager died in 1990.[3]

Yeager remained in the Air Force after the war, becoming a test pilot at Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base, California). The USAAF selected Yeager to fly the rocket-powered Bell XS-1 in a NACA program to research high-speed flight. He called the X-1 Glamorous Glennis in honor of his wife.[3]

Yearger's biography including his military service, from 1941 to 1975, and his work as a test pilot is described in detail on Wikipedia.[3]

He married Victoria Scott D'Angelo in August 2003.[3]

Chuck Yeager is not related to Jeana Yeager, one of the two pilots of the Rutan Voyager aircraft, which circled the world without landing or refueling. Steven Wayne Yeager, a professional baseball player, is a nephew.[3]

Yeager passed away on 7 Dec 2020 at the age of 97. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.[4]


4 April 1930

Hamlin, Lincoln, West Virginia

  • A Hal Yeager 32.
  • Susie Yeager 31.
  • Ray Yeager 8.
  • Charles Yeager 7.
  • Pansy Lea Yeager 4
  • Doris Ann Yeager 1.[1]
5 April 1940

Hamlin, Lincoln, West Virginia.

  • A H Yeager 44.
  • Susie Yeager 41
  • Roy Yeager 18.
  • Charles Yeager 17.
  • Pansy Lee Yeager 14.
  • Hal Yeager 7.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Year: 1930; Census Place: Hamlin, Lincoln, West Virginia; Roll: 2539; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0001; Image: 893.0; FHL microfilm: 2342273. 1930 US Census. A Hal Yeager.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Year: 1940; Census Place: Hamlin, Lincoln, West Virginia; Roll: T627_4418; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 22-1. 1940 US Census. A H Yeager.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Chuck_Yeager at Wikipedia.
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #219511096 for Chuck Yeager

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In this week's Remarkable Aviators group in the connection between Chuck Yeager ( and my husband Warren Brownlee (, there is no connection. I have looked for different links but I can't find one between #5 John Balwin ( and #6 John Baldwin Jr (his father) ( Please tell me where the problem is or how you found this link?
posted by Truly Campbell
My wife is his 3rd cousin, twice removed on her dad's side as a descendent of Edward B. Sizemore. Happy to know that she and my children come from the same family as a great American hero!
posted by Bob Bartz
Proud that he is my 20th cousin, once removed!
posted by Larry Ridgley
Chuck Yeager was my 10th cousin once removed on my father's (Joseph Morehouse) mother's (Ethel Monroe) branch of my family.
posted by Sherie Morehouse
Several people have asked me if Chuck Yeager was a descendant of 1717 Germanna Colonist Nicholas Yager. Elizabeth Yates "Betty" Johnson has done much work sorting out many Yagers and reports that he is not.
posted by Cathi (Clore) Frost
Chuck Yeager was born and raised around fifteen miles from where I live, Thanks for adding me, It is an Honor to help on his Profile
posted by Lillian Porter
Yeager-1493 and Yeager-377 appear to represent the same person because: same person.
posted by Arik Russell
Charles E Yeager's mothers name was Susie Mae Sizemore
posted by Norris Sizemore Jr
Could you please make the biography and family tree public, since this is a famous (Notable) person we would like to connect to the rest of WikiTree. People always like to see who they are related to. Also add a picture (from and some very brief genealogy-related facts. And add the appropriate Categories for his achievements, and the template
Charles Yeager is notable.
Join: Notables Project
Discuss: notables
. Thanks so much.
posted by Bob Fields